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by foam-n-fibre
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Fuselage made with carbón tube
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: Fuselage made with carbón tube

I've built a couple of fuselages with carbon tubes that I made. If it's thinner wall tubing you can add extra wraps in higher stress areas. Also, you don't need to fill the whole thing with filler. Slide in some tight fitting foam plugs and just fill the parts where the mast bonds in or where the wi...
by foam-n-fibre
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Soul Seepage
Replies: 16
Views: 1416

Re: OR Soul Seepage

I have low enough body fat that when muscles, (in my case mostly tendons!) pull tight the skin surface can have concave areas that a seal will not perfectly pull tight over. I've not checked the shape of my neck - its harder to see, but it is obvious at my wrist, even with the seal pulled up some. I...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why two regular shaped twintips?
Replies: 41
Views: 3146

Re: Why two regular shaped twintips?

I've probably mentioned this a couple of times before over the years, but here we go again. I should first say yes, sometimes a foil or surfboard is better, but the question here is about twin tips. I build my own boards and have built them with the same rocker, flex and outline curve, but one board...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: What affects turning?
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

Re: What affects turning?

Thanks for the input on the board. Mine is not as big and chunky as SaulOhio's, but I'll make it a priority to get a smaller, lighter, thinner flatter board sorted out too. What is the difference between the Moses and Slingshot boards... as in can you relate the feel of them to certain physical char...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: What affects turning?
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

Re: What affects turning?

Cool thanks for the replies. Although I do plan to build a smaller board, I think I can throw together a much smaller rear fin faster! :) If a longer wingspan is harder to roll, which makes sense, does that make it harder to bank and turn too?? I have a 56 cm wingspan and about 3cm of curved anhedra...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: What affects turning?
Replies: 9
Views: 3430

What affects turning?

Maybe this is a huge question, but I have a few basic questions and am hoping for of the DIYers have played with different parts on foils they have built. It's one thing to compare the feel of two different foils which I'm sure many people have done, but unless you change only one part at a time its...
by foam-n-fibre
Thu May 31, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: One Stop fill coat for wings and masts
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Re: One Stop fill coat for wings and masts

8 to 10 layers of fiberglass on one side and none on the other? Have you tried putting 4 to 5 on each side and comparing the results? You seem to like to make different things and compare them. I highly recommend you experiment with other layups. The physics tells us that a strong skin on each side ...
by foam-n-fibre
Wed May 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Change AoA of front wing
Replies: 5
Views: 4019

Re: Change AoA of front wing

If you tilt the mast you will end up changing the AoA of both wings. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing with your setup. It seems if things are working properly then you will have to change the AoA of both so that they are still the same. Is it possible that you are having to keep y...
by foam-n-fibre
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial
Replies: 35
Views: 16436

Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

When hooking to a fixed object, don't disconnect the leash and hold the flying kite just by the unhooked chicken loop. Hmmm... what could possibly go wrong? Why disconnect your 2 connection points before attaching one of them to the anchor? Even when hooking to that log, if you take the leash off, h...
by foam-n-fibre
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drysuits circa 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 6038

Re: Drysuits circa 2018

If you haven't tried one, just so you know, while a loose fitting suit is super flexible and supple out of the water, they get squeezed against you with lots of wrinkles on any parts submerged (mostly the legs) and are nowhere near as flexible under water. They're still good suits, but be aware of t...

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